Teenagers gathered in St Anne’s Square on Sunday to campaign for the rights and dignity of the homeless, and to show support for recently evicted residents of The Ark homeless camp.
The residents of the homeless camp once again appeared at the Civil Justice Courts on Monday facing eviction from the camps now situated on Oxford Road and King Street.
The case to obtain a ban against homeless protest camps within Manchester city centre had to be adjourned this week due to the defendants finding out that they had been refused legal aid part way through the hearing.
The third eviction attempt of the homeless protest camp was heard at Manchester Civil Justice Centre on Monday. The council sought an eviction order for the protest camps in St Ann’s Square and Castlefield and a district wide injunction banning all further homeless protest camps from the city centre.
The homeless camp has been in the city centre for over a month, protesting against the dramatic rise of homelessness in Manchester and Salford. After their eviction from St Peter’s Square on Tuesday, the protesters have set up camp in St. Ann’s Square.
A petition to ban plastic bags in the Manchester area has been launched this month.